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With the arrival in Britain of cold Oct social networks were rapidly filled with messages about an invasion of the country, ladybugs, or more precisely – a specific species of these insects, so called Harmonia axyridis (Harmonia changeable, Ladybird, harlequin, Asian, Ladybird, or 19-spotted ladybug). At first glance, the particular sensation is not here, because with the beginning of cold weather the insect starts looking for warm places for the winter and often going near that particular property: But this year the situation is very unusual insects terribly much. They don't just sit on the warm walls, but the swarms make their way into the premises, forcing the British to panic. Now this writes the press comparing the insect with the "biblical plague...

A Large number of drops of toxic aerosols and small particles of dust in the air was associated with an increased risk to get oral cancer. To such conclusion the Taiwanese doctors published the results of many years observations in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. "We conducted the first large-scale study clearly showed that between cancer of the mouth and the number of particles in the atmosphere there is a statistical link. Our discovery was another indication that aerosols and fine dust particles negatively affect human health," write the young-Law (Yung-Po Liaw) from the University of Consani in Taichung (Taiwan). In recent years, scientists actively interested in how human activities and population growth of the Earth can affect its climate and...

With a truly ominous prediction was made by a German journalist Hannes Stein. He found many similarities between the current situation in Europe and the rise of the Roman Empire and told of how trivial the climate change in 540 BC gave rise to one of the most devastating diseases of the time - plague. And, despite the fact that today's medicine is able to cope with this medieval disease, the viruses are quite resistant to antibiotics. And all this risks to turn into an epidemic "the new plague", just as devastating as in the year 540. Then few years have been record cold. They have called the "years without summer". They were preceded by intensive felling of forests by the Romans. Wood needed for heating, and for building ships and houses. The Romans called...

In August 2017 years on the background of the beginning of the summer seismic swarm in Yellowstone and the associated widespread concern, NASA has made the world begin to worry even more: some of the figures from the National office for Aeronautics and space research went to press and announced its plans slightly “cooling” the Yellowstone. the Idea NASA was pumping into the Caldera of large quantities of water, which will not only help the geyser to cool the volcano, but also to work out for the tepees of the Kiowa cheap electricity. Read the news to volcanologists around the world took the NASA project as a kind of stupid joke aimed at a little popiarit organization that money eating out budget a lot, and use the image of the US as a space power brings...

New special report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change at the UN (IPCC), presented today in Korea, questioned the possibility of full implementation of the Paris agreements and hold global warming at around 1.5 degrees Celsius, the press service of the organization. "From the point of view of the laws of physics and chemistry, we can still stop warming at around 1.5 degrees, but this will require unprecedented changes in human life. We have to change absolutely all of the system, from energy production to transportation and agriculture," said Jim Ski (Jim Skea), one of the co-chairs of the third IPCC working group. the Specter of climate catastrophe In December 2015, representatives of the 196 parties of the UN framework Convention on climate...

How to change the planet by heating the atmosphere by half a degree by 2100 — this is dedicated to the report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), which publishes on Monday 8 October. Leakage drafts and experts ' statements allow us to judge his main conclusions: over the next ten years, several island countries will go under water, the Arctic will continue to be free of ice. the Island blackmail Three years ago at the UN talks on climate parties to the Paris agreement, we agreed to do everything possible to prevent the heating of the atmosphere by half a degree Celsius relative to the preindustrial temperature level. the Count is from the mid-nineteenth century, when the industry has not yet developed to the extent that, as scientists...

September 24, 2018 in the town of Carrickmacross, Ireland, started to crack and fall to the ground, Cracks appeared so fast and was so deep that local school even announced the evacuation. But the authorities “reassured” the local residents, assuring that there is nothing terrible and in fact we are talking about the failure of an abandoned gypsum mine. the Gypsum used to make plaster of Paris – mineral is very solid and is extracted, or drilling, or directional explosions. Thus, in view of the strength of the breed, and in contrast to most of the mines, the walls develop not to require further strengthening: Now, if you look at the video from the drone, we can say that under the ground collapsed something like that? And even if theoretically to assume that...

Scientists have tried to mathematically simulate a situation in which the whole consumption of the United States electricity is produced by wind turbines. For that, if placed in facilities, their number should be about 16 times more current. The model was constructed based on real data on existing wind turbines. As demonstrated by its subsequent application, the rational, from the point of view of energy, the placement of wind farms promises a redistribution of air flows, with the result that the average temperature in areas of installation will increase by 0.24 degrees Celsius. While the long-term impact of wind turbines on the climate is still favourable, as they will significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in atmosphere...

The Researchers found that the intensity and duration of the influenza season depends on the size of the city and the pace of life. In particular, the number of cases in Metropolitan areas, unlike small towns, not affected by humidity. In the future, scientists believe that their work will help predict the spread of the virus, and help you better prepare for the season of diseases. A study published in Science. a Group of American and British researchers calculated how many times between 2002 and 2008, the Americans with flu symptoms turned to the doctor. Scientists examined data from more than 600 cities of different sizes throughout the United States. At the same time they check on the spread of the virus in these cities was influenced by the humidity...

The Kuban state University Professor Vladimir Babeshko has long and successfully engaged in earthquake prediction. He recently returned from Japan, where he was Chairman of the organizing Committee and keynote speaker at the IV world Congress on "climate Change and global warming." He told the "AIF-South" about why Europe is in danger of drowning and should we be afraid tectonic weapons. "Warming is a fact, not a horror story" Fedor Ponomarev, "AIF-South": Vladimir Andreevich, you come to the Congress "climate Change and global warming." What is there to say? Vladimir Babeshko: Start with the fact that the invitation was a complete surprise to me. And you said there about much - covered issues related to the process of increasing the temperature on Earth. -...

Russia was in last place among European countries in the share of those who believe that the climate is changing — those in the country 82 per cent. Share confidence in anthropogenic influence on the climate of the Russian Federation holds the second place. These data are presented in a new report based on a large-scale sociological research of European Social Survey (ESS). the ESS Survey is conducted in waves, the last of which, the eighth, was completed in December 2017. All the scientists interviewed 44387 people from 23 countries of Europe. In particular, they were asked questions about whether they think that the climate is changing, the reasons for the change and about what consequences this will lead. it Turned out that the least confident that the...

The Frequency of fires and their area in the South of Europe will nearly double in the next few decades if humanity will not be able to keep global warming at around 1.5 degrees Celsius. To such conclusion the climate scientists, who published an article in the journal Nature Communications. "the Results of our calculations, as well as growing social and economic consequences from fires in recent years suggests that we need to radically rethink the measures that are used today to protect forests. Global warming can completely nullify these measures, and Europe should start preparing for a powerful fire right now," said Marco Turco (Marco Turco) from the University of Barcelona (Spain). As the researchers explain, the dry forests are extremely significant...

Hazardous weather phenomena like droughts or hurricanes affect people's beliefs about anthropogenic climate change: where such phenomena more, people often rely on scientific information. Moreover, the perception of extreme weather influenced by the political beliefs of a person, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Communication. the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), the world's most renowned scientific body on this issue, believes that with a probability of 95% observed in the last half century warming is due to human activities, i.e. greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion, agriculture and other sources. Disagree with this statement, the activists often attempt to persuade, citing extreme weather events...

Scientists from the University of Hong Kong first diagnosed rat hepatitis E virus in humans. About this newspaper the South China Morning Post. It is reported that this discovery is of great importance, as it is still not documented cases of human infection with this virus from rats. Ill was 56-year-old man previously underwent a liver transplant. His tests showed abnormal organ function for no apparent reason. Subsequent studies revealed the immune response to rat hepatitis E. the researchers suggest that a resident of Hong Kong, near which was found a large cluster of rats have been infected after eating food, which was the droppings of rodents. Because his immune system was weakened due to the transplantation, the risk of infection was high. the Man...

An international group of scientists presented a study that showed how a warming Atlantic ocean could cause an increase in the number of hurricanes in 2017. The paper was published in the journal Science. Last year in the United States were three of the strongest hurricane: "Irma", "Harvey" and "Maria". Now new disasters continue to attack the United States. One of the last — hurricane "Florence" that struck the Southeast coast. The scientists used a climate model HiFLOR and saw that with further increase in temperature, the number can only increase. HiFLOR — precision forecasting model climate. It was created in the Laboratory of dynamics of geophysical fluids relative to the National oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA). Previous studies have...